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The 2016 FIFA Club World Cup (officially known as the FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016 presented by Alibaba YunOS Auto for sponsorship reasons)[2] was the 13th edition of the FIFA Club World Cup, a FIFA-organised international club football tournament between the winners of the six continental confederations, as well as the host nation's league champions.[3] The tournament was hosted by Japan.[4] Real Madrid won their second Club World Cup, defeating hosts Kashima Antlers in the final.

2016 FIFA Club World Cup
FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016
presented by Alibaba YunOS Auto
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FIFAクラブワールドカップ ジャパン2016
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Tournament details
Host countryJapan
Dates8–18 December
Teams7 (from 6 confederations)
Venue(s)2 (in 2 host cities)
Final positions
ChampionsSpain Real Madrid (2nd title)
Runners-upJapan Kashima Antlers
Third placeColombia Atlético Nacional
Fourth placeMexico América
Tournament statistics
Matches played8
Goals scored28 (3.5 per match)
Attendance238,428 (29,804 per match)
Top scorer(s)Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo (4 goals)
Best player(s)Portugal Cristiano Ronaldo[1]
Fair play awardJapan Kashima Antlers[1]
2015
2017

Host bidsEdit

The application process for the 2015–16 as well as the 2017–18 editions, i.e. two hosts, each hosting two years, began in February 2014.[5] Member associations interested in hosting had to submit a declaration of interest by 30 March 2014, and provide the complete set of bidding documents by 25 August 2014.[6] The FIFA Executive Committee was to select the hosts at their meeting in Morocco in December 2014.[7] However, no such decision regarding the 2015–2016 host was made until 2015.

The following countries expressed an interest in bidding to host the tournament:[8]

Japan was officially confirmed as hosts of the 2015 and 2016 tournaments on 23 April 2015.[4]

Qualified teamsEdit

Team Confederation Qualification Qualified date Participation (bold indicates winners)
Enter in the semi-finals
  Atlético Nacional CONMEBOL Winners of the 2016 Copa Libertadores 27 July 2016 1st
  Real Madrid UEFA Winners of the 2015–16 UEFA Champions League 28 May 2016 3rd (Previous: 2000, 2014)
Enter in the quarter-finals
  Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors AFC Winners of the 2016 AFC Champions League 26 November 2016 2nd (Previous: 2006)
  Mamelodi Sundowns CAF Winners of the 2016 CAF Champions League 23 October 2016 1st
  América CONCACAF Winners of the 2015–16 CONCACAF Champions League 27 April 2016 3rd (Previous: 2006, 2015)
Enter in the play-off for quarter-finals
  Auckland City OFC Winners of the 2016 OFC Champions League 23 April 2016 8th (Previous: 2006, 2009, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014, 2015)
  Kashima Antlers AFC (Hosts) Winners of the 2016 J1 League 3 December 2016 1st

VenuesEdit

Match officialsEdit

The appointed match officials were:[11][12]

Confederation Referee Assistant referees Video assistant referee
AFC   Nawaf Shukralla   Yaser Tulefat
  Taleb Al Marri
  Ravshan Irmatov
CAF   Janny Sikazwe   Jerson dos Santos
  Marwa Range
  Bakary Gassama
CONCACAF   Roberto García   José Camargo
  Alberto Morín
  Mark Geiger
CONMEBOL   Enrique Cáceres   Eduardo Cardozo
  Juan Zorrilla
  Andrés Cunha
OFC   Abdelkader Zitouni   Philippe Revel   Nick Waldron
UEFA   Viktor Kassai   György Ring
  Vencel Tóth
  Damir Skomina
  Danny Makkelie

Video assistant referees were tested during the tournament.[13] The system was used for the first time when a penalty was awarded by referee Viktor Kassai in the first half of the semi-final between Atlético Nacional and Kashima Antlers after a review of video replay.[14]

SquadsEdit

Each team had to name a 23-man squad (three of whom must be goalkeepers). Injury replacements were allowed until 24 hours before the team's first match.[3] The official squads (excluding the host team, who was yet to be determined[citation needed]) were announced on 1 December 2016.[15]

MatchesEdit

The schedule of the tournament was announced on 15 July 2016.[16]

A draw was held on 21 September 2016, 11:00 CEST (UTC+2), at the FIFA headquarters in Zürich, Switzerland, to determine the positions in the bracket for the three teams which enter the quarter-finals.[17][18][19]

If a match was tied after normal playing time:[3]

  • For elimination matches, extra time would be played. If still tied after extra time, a penalty shoot-out would be held to determine the winner.
  • For the matches for fifth place and third place, no extra time would be played, and a penalty shoot-out would be held to determine the winner.

On 18 March 2016, the FIFA Executive Committee agreed that the competition would be part of the International Football Association Board's trial to allow a fourth substitute to be made during extra time.[20]

Play-off Quarter-finals Semi-finals Final
 8 December – Yokohama                          
   Kashima Antlers  2   11 December – Osaka        
   Auckland City  1        Mamelodi Sundowns  0
14 December – Osaka
     Kashima Antlers  2    
   Atlético Nacional  0
       Kashima Antlers  3  
18 December – Yokohama
   Kashima Antlers  2
11 December – Osaka
     Real Madrid (a.e.t.)  4
   Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors  1
15 December – Yokohama
   América  2    
   América  0
Fifth place Third place
       Real Madrid  2  
   Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors  4    Atlético Nacional (pen.)  2 (4)
   Mamelodi Sundowns  1    América  2 (3)
14 December – Osaka 18 December – Yokohama

All times are local, JST (UTC+9).[21]

Play-off for quarter-finalsEdit

Kashima Antlers  2–1  Auckland City
Report Kim Dae-wook   50'

Quarter-finalsEdit

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors  1–2  América
Kim Bo-kyung   23' Report Romero   58'74'

Mamelodi Sundowns  0–2  Kashima Antlers
Report

Match for fifth placeEdit

Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors  4–1  Mamelodi Sundowns
Report Tau   48'

Semi-finalsEdit

Atlético Nacional  0–3  Kashima Antlers
Report

América  0–2  Real Madrid
Report

Match for third placeEdit

América  2–2  Atlético Nacional
Report
Penalties
3–4

FinalEdit

Real Madrid  4–2 (a.e.t.)  Kashima Antlers
Report Shibasaki   44'52'

GoalscorersEdit

Final rankingEdit

Per statistical convention in football, matches decided in extra time are counted as wins and losses, while matches decided by penalty shoot-out are counted as draws.

Pos Team Pld W D L GF GA GD Pts
    Real Madrid (UEFA) 2 2 0 0 6 2 +4 6
    Kashima Antlers (AFC) (H) 4 3 0 1 9 5 +4 9
    Atlético Nacional (CONMEBOL) 2 0 1 1 2 5 −3 1
4   América (CONCACAF) 3 1 1 1 4 5 −1 4
5   Jeonbuk Hyundai Motors (AFC) 2 1 0 1 5 3 +2 3
6   Mamelodi Sundowns (CAF) 2 0 0 2 1 6 −5 0
7   Auckland City (OFC) 1 0 0 1 1 2 −1 0
Source: FIFA
(H) Host.

AwardsEdit

The following awards were given at the conclusion of the tournament.[1]

Adidas
Golden Ball
Adidas
Silver Ball
Adidas
Bronze Ball
  Cristiano Ronaldo
(Real Madrid)
  Luka Modrić
(Real Madrid)
  Gaku Shibasaki
(Kashima Antlers)
FIFA Fair Play Award
  Kashima Antlers

ReferencesEdit

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  4. ^ a b "Japan set to host continental champions in 2015 and 2016". FIFA.com. 23 April 2015.
  5. ^ "Blatter: A legacy for the future". FIFA.com. 19 December 2013.
  6. ^ "Bidding process opened for eight FIFA competitions". FIFA.com. 19 December 2013.
  7. ^ "India may get to host FIFA Club World Cup". India.com. 15 October 2014.
  8. ^ "High interest in hosting FIFA competitions". FIFA.com. 9 May 2014.
  9. ^ "India not bidding for 2015 and 2016 Fifa Club World Cups". The Times of India. 13 November 2014. Retrieved 20 January 2015.
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  13. ^ "Video Assistant Referees to be tested at FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016". FIFA.com. 7 December 2016.
  14. ^ "Video review used for penalty decision in FIFA Club World Cup Japan 2016 semi-final". FIFA.com. 14 December 2016.
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